CALGARY, March 31 /CNW/ - Roadking Travel Centres Inc. ("Roadking" or the
"Corporation") announced today that the closing date for the sale of its
Calgary Roadking Travel Center is anticipated to be June 15, 2008. Pursuant to
an amending agreement (the "Amending Agreement") dated March 11, 2008, the
Corporation and the purchaser agreed to close the transaction on June 15, 2008
and further agreed that all conditions precedent in favor of both parties set
forth in the purchase agreement had been satisfied and therefore the purchase
agreement was no longer conditional.
Net proceeds from the transaction will be used to pay out the remaining
business obligations of the Corporation, inclusive of income tax, the
remaining financial debts ongoing business expenses outstanding as a result of
continuing operations until closing. Thereafter, it is the intention of the
Corporation, subject to compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements,
to make available a portion of the remaining cash position of the Corporation
to its shareholders and use the balance of the net proceeds to pursue and
invest in new strategic business opportunities that will enhance shareholder
value. After the sale of the Calgary Roadking Travel Center, the Corporation
will cease conducting business as an owner and operator of travel centers and
will engage in the pursuit of alternate business opportunities.
Upon completing the sale of the Calgary Roadking Travel Center, it is the
intention that Greg Spicer, the current CFO, will replace Glen Hommy as
President and Chief Executive Officer in order to reduce operating costs while
pursuing new strategic business opportunities. Further, the Board of Directors
has been reduced to three members. The Board now consists of Greg Spicer,
Glenn Hommy and Alan Tookey.
About Roadking Travel Centres Inc.
Roadking currently owns and operates an Alberta travel centre located in
the City of Calgary. Roadking's travel centre provide services and facilities,
including diesel fuel sales, retail gas sales, accommodation, restaurant and
other complementary services for traveling professionals and the general
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For further information:
For further information: Greg Spicer, Chief Financial Officer, Roadking
Travel Centres Inc., Telephone: (780) 417-9405, Mobile: (780) 953-6742,
Facsimile: (780) 417-9449, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: